Ethnic Studies & Social Justice Standards Info & FAQ
On May 11, 2021, the Los Alamitos USD Board of Education unanimously adopted the Social Justice Standards as a supplemental resource available to teachers and administrators. They are guideposts for teachers and administrators and can provide a lens through which teachers and administrators can examine and evaluate their instructional practices, use of learning resources, and development of age-appropriate lesson plans. This resource can support teachers and administrators in making schools more inclusive, equitable, and safe for all students by reducing acts of bullying, prejudice, and minimizing conflict.
These standards can be used as a tool for teachers to engage students in meaningful conversations, thoughtful questioning, and critical thinking. Teachers can use the resource to support age-appropriate curriculum, and administrators can use them to foster diversity and inclusion within schools.
This resource aligns with the Common Core State Standards and with the State’s College, Career & Civic Life Social Studies Standards. The standards provide a common language and organizational structure.
Our goal is to prepare and empower all of our students to be competitive and thrive in an increasingly diverse and complicated society.
For more information and to access a thorough FAQ, click on the FAQ link above.
You can also view the Board of Education’s discussion on this supplemental resource during the May 11, 2021 Board meeting by clicking the link below.